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Eaither faulty hard drive or a corrupt operating system

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There is a curser on my monitor at start up. How can I start my computer again normally and get to windows.


the cursor is a command prompt waiting for an instruction from the OS
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- the LCD isn't being sent a signal - holding down the function [Fn] key and press display Function key to toggle through its settings (LCD panel only, Rear VGA output only, both LCD and VGA output)

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how long did you wait? sometimes on first boot after recovery it take a few minutes. if you don't get any error messages i'd wait and see, if you wait for a long time and nothing happens reboot and try to do the recovery again.

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That cursor indicated that the BIOS can't find an Windows installed on the hdd. Since even the recovery partition appears to be inaccessible the only thing left is to reinstall it using the recovery cd that should have come with it when you bought it If you don't have it you can order it from Dell.

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Its very likely that the bad shutdown has just caused a windows file to become corrupted.
Boot to the windows CD and select "repair windows".
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Curser stuck in upper left hand corner


If you want to use a mouse with your laptop, find the preference that ignores the trackpad when the mouse is present. Go to System Preferences in the Apple menu (upper left corner of screen). Click Keyboard and Mouse" or Trackpad (depending on what you see). Un-check the option that says something like "Ignore the trackpad when the mouse is present."

(I don't see it in anymore 10.6, which won't run on your PowerBook anyway.)

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Hold the power button down and let it fully power off then boot it back up. If you get a prompt saying Windows did not shut down normally, select Last Known Good Configuration.


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